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ASUU Shares Food, Cash Among Members To Survive Without Salary

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) branch of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, is distributing food items and cash among its members to cushion the effect of spending five months without salary.

ASUU Strike Update

In my own opinion, this means ASUU is not planning to call off the strike soon. ASUU still insists FG should pay the N200bn promised to CBN; which the Government claims to have have paid. They have also released proof of payment of N200bn demanded by ASUU to CBN.

We should not also forget other demands made by ASUU as conditions for suspending the strike. ASUU wants the arrears of their salaries paid before they call off the strike. You will recall that FG stopped lecturers’ salaries when they (ASUU) embarked on the strike.

Read the full report below:

ASUU branch of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, is distributing food items and cash among its members to cushion the effect of spending five months without salary.

This is just as the lecturers have dismissed the threat issued by the federal government that they call off their protracted strike or be fired. The ABU management is yet to announce resumption of academic activities.

The local chapter of the union said it was distributing the food items and cash to reduce the pressure on some of their members from their family members.

In its resolution at the end of its congress signed by the chairman, Dr Kabiru Aliyu,  the branch condemned the threat and intimidation by the government through the supervising minister of education, Nyesom Wike, to sack all academic staff and advertise their positions if they failed to return to work by December 4, 2013.

Aliyu also confirmed that the branch was distributing relief material such as rice, Semovita, vegetable oil and cash ranging from N20,000 to N50,000 among its members.

He noted that the union was not unaware of the pressure from family members on the striking lecturers to resume work in accordance with the government’s directive.

He said, “We are aware of that. But I can assure you that the number is negligible and not enough to have any impact on us.

“However, I am not sure that any register will be opened here. But even if they did, we are also aware that some people will go and sign. But that will not help the situation.”

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